Whewe Hopkinsville Made History

Total Solar Eclipse

It was a nice moment for the people of Hopkinsville, as the
total solar eclipse appeared in At 1:24 p.m. local time, that’s 2:24 p.m. that lasts for
2 minutes 40.1 seconds. That duration is as long as anywhere on planet Earth
which is a detail inspiring a pilgrimage, unlike anything this area has ever seen.

August 21, 2017

Hopkinsville was in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017! Observers there have seen (appx.)

What I Do

Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse is a rare event in which the moon completely blocks out the sun.

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the earth and the sun. This happens twice a year, but only for a few minutes at a time. When this event happens, everyone on earth will see it. The only time people will not see it is if they are on an airplane or in space.

A total solar eclipse is not something that you can predict with accuracy, but there are some things that can help you find out if one will happen in your area or not.

Solar Eclipse vs Total Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipses happen when the moon passes between the sun and earth. They can happen in a few different ways:

– Partial solar eclipse: When the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.

– Total solar eclipse: When the moon moves in front of all of the sun’s disk, blocking all light from it.

– Hybrid solar eclipse: A combination of a total and partial solar eclipse.


Hopkinsville is point of the greatest eclipse for the total solar eclipse that swept the country today. NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak has seen 20 of them. “There is absolutely nothing that compares to seeing a total eclipse,” he says. Moments after watching my first, I agree.